There’s nothing better than low maintenance color… Especially for a natural brunette who likes lighter hair. Gina came in a couple months wanting to blend her brassy ombré into a blonder, more blended look. We started by painting lightner throughout her mid shafts and ends, blending it up closer to the root around the face.

After processing, we shampooed her hair and toned everything with a golden beige gloss to neutralize some of the remaining golden tones.




Here is our beautiful friend Courtney who recently got married at the end of the summer. She came into the salon last week and was ready for a new fall look. Brenna has been doing her hair for three years now and has heard Courtney express her interest in ‘change’ but has never been ready to commit. We’ll here it is folks… not only did Courtney commit to changing her last name but she finally committed to changing her blonde locks to a warm fall ombré!


Because court has been a blonde for…basically all her life, we decided to stay in the blonde family. All of us blondes out there must realize that when we transform our color to a darker shade, not only does the initial outlook appears darker but it also will fade faster. So with Court, we started with a golden medium blonde color (level 7) with a little bit of copper added at her roots. With the remainder of the color, we added a golden light blonde color through out the mid shaft of the hair (level 8), avoiding her ends. After her 30 minutes to process, we washed her with a sulfate free color safe shampoo and dried her hair completely. Then the true creativity and fun begins… balayage! Because Courtney’s overall goal was to have enough of a change, still subtle yet definitely noticeable, we wanted to keep the hair around her face still bright and blonde.

20131122-151625.jpgOnce her color was complete I convinced Courtney to cut a good 2 inches off the length and put shape back into her layers. After a beautiful brush set blowout, we reveal mrs. Stoner’s new fall look!!!


It’s that time of year again….when the weather gets cooler and the skin gets paler. It’s also the most popular time of year when us hairdressers hear clients express a need to ‘go a little darker for fall.’ This can get a little tricky when it comes to blondes…. Put in too many lowlights and we’ve got a teary-eyed brunette (or so they think) in our chair. So what’s the perfect way to make a blonde a little darker for fall? The sombre. Not as dramatic as a full-on ombré, but a little more natural looking than the bleach blonde look.

Our very own Brenna wanted just that. She started with a full head of blonde hair. After coloring her roots and mid shafts with a color close to natural, we went back through and balayaged her to give her some dimension and brightness around her face.


The end result is a nice soft ombré… A more natural looking blonde. Oh and with a lot less maintenance. Perfect for fall and your pocketbook.